April 7th Edition: Genuine Mint Error, Altered Coin, or Counterfeit?

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  1. JCro57

    JCro57 Making Errors Great Again

    Good Luck. Look carefully!

    1961 1c SBS obv.jpg 1961 1c SBS rev.jpg
     
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  3. paddyman98

    paddyman98 Let me burst your bubble! Supporter

    Genuine. Struck on Rolled Thin Planchet.

    I was wrong @JCro57 finally gave us the answer.
    Struck on a split planchet.
     
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  5. JCro57

    JCro57 Making Errors Great Again

    Explain
     
  6. paddyman98

    paddyman98 Let me burst your bubble! Supporter

    A planchet that is too thin will show the reverse die on each side “bleeding” through.
     
  7. Danomite

    Danomite What do you say uh-huh Supporter

    Can we have a weight? Thanks.
     
  8. JCro57

    JCro57 Making Errors Great Again

    1.4 grams
     
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  9. Pickin and Grinin

    Pickin and Grinin Well-Known Member

    Fun coin I have had too many Cervesa's but I think I have made up my mind. I will look at it in the morning. My first impression is damage.
     
  10. TypeCoin971793

    TypeCoin971793 Just a random nobody who doesn’t know anything...

    wow. 1.7g light. That’s super thin and explains what we are seeing here.
     
  11. TypeCoin971793

    TypeCoin971793 Just a random nobody who doesn’t know anything...

    Honestly, looks like the planchet split before striking. That’s the only way I can explain everything I see
     
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  12. physics-fan3.14

    physics-fan3.14 You got any more of them.... prooflikes? Supporter

    I think you might be right. That explains the marks on the reverse above Cent.

    If it were rolled thin, I would expect the unstruck surfaces to be smoother.
     
  13. paddyman98

    paddyman98 Let me burst your bubble! Supporter

    so.. @JCro57
    When do you plan to reveal the answer?

    Some say struck on Rolled thin Planchet and the others say struck on Split Planchet.
     
  14. JCro57

    JCro57 Making Errors Great Again

  15. Danomite

    Danomite What do you say uh-huh Supporter

    Is it me or can anyone else see hints of the memorial at 7 and at 11 in the mess on the reverse?
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  16. Pickin and Grinin

    Pickin and Grinin Well-Known Member

    It's a tough one to call for me without seeing the surfaces some areas look damaged but others look MS. I could see a rolled thin planchet or possibly struck on a split planchet. That roughness on the reverse is odd.
     
  17. Danomite

    Danomite What do you say uh-huh Supporter

    One last question. How about a few edge pictures? I just can’t make an opinion just yet. Thanks ~ Dan ( I stole this ~ from Chris)
     
  18. JCro57

    JCro57 Making Errors Great Again

    Answer: GENUINE.

    Struck on a split planchet before strike. (The split occurred on the reverse side. Note the texturing.)
     
  19. TypeCoin971793

    TypeCoin971793 Just a random nobody who doesn’t know anything...

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